Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist
Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle
Through October 5, 2014
Edgar Degas (1834–1917), one of the most familiar of the Impressionist artists, is known for his iconic paintings of ballet dancers, horse racing, and bathers.
This exhibition of more than 100 works on paper is built around a core group of 55 works by Degas, known as one of the strongest draftsman of the Impressionist circle. From early drawings to late experiments in photography—the exhibition will illuminate the artist’s personal life, his creative restlessness and experimentation, and his wider artistic circle.
Complemented by more than 50 works by his contemporaries, including notables like Giovanni Boldini (1842–1931), Eugène Carrière (1849–1906), Mary Cassatt (1844–1926), Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), Honoré Daumier (1808–1879), Jean-Léon Gerome (1824–1904), Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780–1867), Edouard Manet (1832–1883), Adolph Menzel (1815–1905), Gustave Moreau (1826–1898), Camille Pissaro (1830–1903), Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824–1898), and James Tissot (1836–1902), Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist creates an intimate portrait of the artist by investigating his most famous subjects, the people that were close to him, and the types of artworks he himself collected.
The exhibition is organized by
Landau Traveling Exhibitions,
Los Angeles, California,
in association with Denenberg Fine Arts,
West Hollywood, California.
The Pittsburgh presentation is made possible through the generous support of
First National Bank.